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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 29, 2011 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

Yea, this guy pretty much nailed what's wrong with the channel. Might i add that it seems like the format has changed in recent years; I used to have it at my parent's house a few years ago and it seemed like they played more full concerts and things of that nature instead of this "shuffle" b.s.

And i agree the streaming quality is terrible; I've heard it a few times in a friends brand new car with with what seemed like a reasonably good sound system and I though it sounded like shit.

One thing I might disagree with is I do dig the 24/7 thing; prefect for those who can only listen late at night or for long road trips...



This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-10-29 21:44:28

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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 30, 2011 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

Id say pretty much the same thing..When I first heard the channel a few years ago I was pretty impressed. A friend of mine had it and we listend quite a bit three summers ago while having few enjoying the nice weather...My point - I just got a vehicle two months ago that came with satellite radio three month trial. I have put on GD channel so many times and thought the sound quality was total shit and they rarely if at all play more than one tune from a show. Ive been pretty damn dissappointed and it doesnt come with the basic subscription either. Its considered a "premium station". I was most definately expecting it to be better.

Just a few inprovements would make all the difference, starting with the sound quality. Most of the new vehicles that come with siriusxm have pretty good systems and you can hear very clearly just how bad the streaming quality is. Also, just play whole shows - whats so hard about that? I mean, its obvious the people who would be listening to the channel are heads and they would want that. Who knows...Another example of corporate bs not understanding their customers.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 30, 2011 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

This week's schedule...

http://tinyurl.com/3j64ja2

looks like three concerts per day...every day

OK, so sound quality could be improved. But, when you grow up with a monaural "school-house" style record player and a "Sunoco Pump" design transistor radio you may have a skewed reference point.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2011-10-30 22:31:53

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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 30, 2011 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

Nice...I had no idea an online schedule even existed...Thanks. Ill be checking it out.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 31, 2011 1:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

Yes, and they're the same 3 or 4 shows, all week. Like the blog said I just don't get, with the unimaginable resources they have, why stuff should ever repeat once every 4 months let alone 5 times a week! Apparently they are either lazy or corporately homogenized, or both...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 31, 2011 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

looks like 7 different this week

4-'70s
2-'80s
1-'90s

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 31, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

where's the '60s? i can't remember the last time i heard a '60s show on sirius, if ever. that's the single biggest turnoff for me.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 31, 2011 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

i agree, I also have never heard a 60s show on there. I wonder if it is because they are so short that they don't fill up the designated time slot...?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 2, 2011 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

perhaps Sirius is limited to Commercial releases by GDP/Rhino? Not many 60's live releases out there.

A wild guess cause I don't get Sirius, so hellifiknow about Rhino

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 31, 2011 9:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

Ok, i can't count so you got me there, my point is there could just be so much more variety. No one should ever have to hear the studio Feel Like a Stranger twice in one day, LOL!

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 31, 2011 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Review of the GD Channel on Sirius

Yea, I heard the studio version of feel like a stranger twice within a few hours of one another. Pretty sad. However i do enjoy the studio version, sue me.